Case #25126
Respondent name: Bob Hasegawa
Complainant name: Glen Morgan

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Glen Morgan on September 9, 2017. The complaint alleged that Robert (Bob) Hasegawa, a 2016 and 2020 candidate for State Senator for Legislative District 11, and a 2017 candidate for Mayor of the City of Seattle, may have violated RCW 42.17A.220 for failure to timely deposit contributions within five business days of receipt; RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Campaigns; RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to completely and accurately disclose debts and obligations; and RCW 42.17A.240 and WAC 390-16-205 for failure to completely and accurately provide detailed break downs of sub-vendors utilized for expenditures undertaken by the Campaigns.

PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the responses provided by Bob Hasegawa (Respondent); the applicable PDC reports filed by the Campaigns; and queried the Campaigns’ data in the PDC contribution and expenditure database, to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.

Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, failure to timely deposit contributions and to timely, accurately, and completely report contribution and expenditure activity, do not amount to violations warranting further investigation.

PDC staff is reminding Bob Hasegawa about the importance of the timely, accurate, and complete disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities, including sub-vendors utilized for expenditures, and the timely, accurate, and complete filings of all future PDC reports in accordance with the statutes and rules.

Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).

Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 07/08/2019)
Date opened: 09/19/2017
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240

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